For the past two years, Vietnam’s borders have been closed to international travellers. But this spring, with the easing of restrictions, visitors will finally be able to plan their vacations in this beautiful country and experience its beaches, history, cuisine and culture. Vietnam plans to reopen its borders to tourists from March 15, 2022. The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s proposal suggests lifting all major travel restrictions and allowing tourists to enter the country. three months before the scheduled date. In a recent update, the country had ended its limitations on international passenger flights as of February 15, restoring the number of flights to pre-pandemic levels.
Vietnam Entry Rules
Requirements for visitors traveling to Vietnam:
- All incoming travelers will be required to present negative reports for COVID-19 by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method 72 hours before departure or by rapid antigen test 24 hours before arrival (except for children under two years old ). They will also need to get tested within 24 hours of arriving in the country.
- All visitors must be fully immunized, with the second dose administered within the last six months and at least 14 days prior to their trip to Vietnam.
- Although unvaccinated travelers are also allowed to enter the country, they will need to quarantine for seven days upon arrival.
- Other visitors will be quarantined for one day upon arrival and will be required to purchase travel insurance up to $10,000 to cover all COVID-19 related costs.
Vietnam has followed some of the strictest pandemic protocols over the past two years and is now looking to revive its tourism sector by easing restrictions for travellers.